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2021 DAFT Media Teacher Symposium Photos

December 3, 2021 at Motion Picture Institute in Troy, Michigan After last year’s sessions were all virtual, teachers and pros met back at MPI in-person–with others joining virtually in our first hybrid event. Special thanks to the following presenters: Keynote & Directing Clinic – Rola Nashef (“Detroit Unleaded”)Josh Bowren – Drone Piloting & Streaming […]

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Q&As – DAFT Media Symposia

We hope the following can answer your questions. Any others, please contact us at or call or text Kevin Walsh at 248-408-6715. Q. Are the 2021 Teacher and Student Symposia on-campus or virtual this year? A. Both! Our hosts, Motion Picture Institute, can safely and easily share up to 80 teachers on December 3rd […]

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Register a Plan A1 (K-8) School Membership

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Live-Streaming Info for 52nd Michigan Student Film Festival (7 pm, May 14-17)

The longest-running student film festival in the country will hold the 52nd Michigan Student Film Festival online–May 14-17th continuing its 30-year partnership with the Detroit Institute of Arts spectacular Detroit Film Theatre via DAFT’s Facebook Live Event at this link. From nearly 300 entries, 53 selections have been chosen as Best-of-Show by a judging panel […]

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DAFT News: Free Film-Education Units for Teachers via Scorcese’s Film Foundation

Modules 1-3 Now Fully Online In October of 2018 a group of Michigan teachers had the incredible opportunity to preview three modules of an ambitious 10 module curriculum that uses movies to teach concepts in American history and culture. DAFT coordinated this workshop series in partnership with the DIA. Called Portraits of America – Democracy on […]

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2020 Poster Contest Winners – 52nd Michigan Student Film Festival

DAFT Announces its 52nd Poster Contest Winners Congratulations to all 42 students who entered designs for this year’s festival.  The following three students and their work will be honored onstage on April 25, 2020 at the DIA’s Detroit Film Theatre. First Place:  Daytona Irwin William D. Ford Tech Center (Wayne Westland) Honorable Mention Honorees:  Christiana […]

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